AIADMK: 26 MLAs openly support Dhinakaran

Updated: 12:00 GMT, Jun 7, 2017 | Published: 06:48 GMT, Jun 7, 2017 |

26 MLAs of AIADMK (Amma) faction have openly expressed their solidarity to Deputy General Secretary of the party T.T.V. Dhinakaran.

It seems that Chief Minister E. Palaniswami led faction to face trouble in keeping majority.

On Tuesday, even as Mr. Dhinakaran was meeting his supporters, Mr. Palaniswami held discussions with MLAs from nine northern districts at the Secretariat ostensibly to consolidate his position.

Throughout the day, Mr. Dhinakaran’s residence in Adyar was full of activity with his supporters coming one after the other to express their solidarity with him.

Andipatti legislator Thangatamilselvan claimed that 26 MLAs, five district secretaries and four Members of Parliament are backing the deputy general secretary. “There is no great design behind the legislators meeting Mr. Dhinakaran. It is all due to the observations of Mr. Jayakumar that the MLAs have chosen to meet the deputy general secretary and convey their support,” he said.